[QODLink]
Americas

Pentagon seeks funds to fix-up Guantanamo

Of the $200m requested for renovation of prison, most would go towards new barracks for US troops.
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2013 02:13

President Barack Obama famously promised five years ago to close the US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Now, the controversial prison may receive renovations funds, and with less than a quarter of the requested $200m to go towards housing for detainees.

A large sum, meanwhile, would be used for new barracks for US troops.

Al Jazeera's Rosalind Jordan reports.

60

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
Featured on Al Jazeera
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Israel's Operation Protective Edge is the third major offensive on the Gaza Strip in six years.
Muslims and Arabs in the US say they face discrimination in many areas of life, 13 years after the 9/11 attacks.
At one UN site alone, approximately four children below the age of five are dying each day.
Featured
More than fifty years of an armed struggle for independence from Spain might be coming to an end in the Basque Country.
After the shooting-down of flight MH17, relatives ask what the carrier has learned from still-missing MH370.
Human rights and corporate responsibility prompt a US church to divest from companies doing business with Israel.
Afghan militias have accumulated a lengthy record of human-rights abuses, including murders and rapes.
Growing poverty is strengthening a trend among UK Muslims to fund charitable work closer to home.
join our mailing list